SMART News – October 11, 2016

Dear Friend of SMART,

See below for important dates and announcements in order starting with the most imminent (and don’t forget that SMART’s blog lists exciting events around the world in its global calendar —http://www.um-smart.org/blog/calendar, as well as exciting jobs, funding, and academic opportunities at http://www.um-smart.org/blog/category/opps).

NEWS FROM SMART

SMART Managing Director Keynoted at the Digital Entrepreneur Leadership Forum in Hong Kong October 6.

See http://delf.cyberport.hk/. If you’re interested in New Mobility enterprise activites in Hong Kong, please be in touch with Sue Zielinski at susanz@umich.edu.

SMART Welcomed its International Consortium of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) leads to Michigan September 26 – 30.

With support from Business leaders for Michigan and Ford Motor Company and in partnership with Next Energy and Techstars, SMART hosted the first Michigan MaaS Mobility Week. Activities included a research deep dive, a Trade Mission and industry Matchup, a Startup and SME night, and a series of consortium meetings. If you’re interested in Mobility-as-a-Service please be in touch with Komal Doshi at kanand@umich.edu.

SMART leads Mobility Solutions Leadership Workshops in Benton Harbor Michigan area Oct 12, in Quito Ecuador October 17, and in Santiago Chile October 25.

The City of Benton Harbor has engaged researchers from the University of Michigan to explore and advance smart and healthy city solutions in Benton Harbor and surrounds — starting with mobility! So on October 12, UM-SMART will lead a SMART multi-modal systems session with local and regional leaders. It is based on the work SMART has done in over 20 cities around the world, and customized to Benton Harbor’s challenges and opportunities. Please contact Komal Doshi at kanand@umich.edu if you’d like to know more. SMART will also lead similar but customized sessions for city leaders and industry and civil society partners in Quito Ecuador as part of the Habitat III activities, and then in Santiago Chile in partnership with Ciudad Viva and CEDEUS.

Oct 13 Automobility 2016 in Dearborn Michigan

(from Automobility) SMART MD Susan Zielinski will speak at this hands-on, fast-paced event. Automobility 2016 aims to provide a road map to the future – assessing the challenges and opportunities as autonomous cars, connected vehicle technologies and advanced mobility services revolutionize the auto industry.

Automobility 2016 provides an open forum for all participants to share ideas. In addition to focused sessions with leading experts examining design, technology, regulatory and business issues, the event will culminate in a unique, interactive exchange among panelists and attendees. This makes it a must-attend summit for company leaders as traditional automakers and suppliers vie with a host of new competitors to transform how people will get from here to there.Read more…

SMART’s MobiPrize award ceremony on Oct 16, 2016 at the HABITAT III International conference in Quito, Ecuador.

UM SMART is delighted that this year the MobiPrize award ceremony (and a series of lively panels) will take place at the HABITAT III International Conference in Quito, Ecuador (Oct 17-20) in conjunction with an exciting line-up of ICLEI EcoMobility Program activities (Oct 16-19).

Honoring entrepreneurial ventures as well as city, state, and national governments supporting New Mobility enterprise, the MobiPrize offers a global platform for showcasing the kind of disruptive mobility innovation that is driving investment throughout the global marketplace. Read more

Oct 17-20 SMART partners with EcoMobility Days at Habitat III in Quito 2016

(from EcoMobility) Quito EcoMobility Days brings ambitious cities together to focus on implementing ecomobility in cities. This week-long series of events will also generate interaction with representatives of national governments and discussions on cooperation among national, regional and local governments for sustainable urban development planning and implementation.

SMART-led activities include the Mobi Award Ceremony; a SMART implementation session for City of Quito leaders and supported by global experts; two lively panels on global mobility entrepreneurship, and a deep dive panel on Mobility as a Service.

The Eco-Mobility days are a rich opportunity for moving the mobility agenda globally. City-to-city exchange activities help participating cities advance their urban mobility agendas and inspire local leaders to make transportation cleaner and more accessible, to create livable public spaces, and to increase safety for non-motorists. Cities have also defined areas for further work on various themes, including urban logistics, shared mobility, and the identification of a stronger link between mobility and health. Read more…

THIS JUST IN FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

MobiPrize 2015 winner WhereIsMyTransport launches open platform for integrated transport data in Africa!

The first open platform for integrated transport data in emerging cities launches in Africa.

The platform accepts unstructured (and structured) data on any mode and allows others to develop apps and other endpoints with transport information for South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, and beyond.

Launched by Grand MobiPrize winners WhereIsMyTransport, the platform provides multi-modal journey planning, fare calculator, and more. Developers can build this information into their products or create new ones to disseminate transport information.

Launching with data for eleven African cities, the company is adding more every day. They actively partner with others who have transport data to share or want to be part of a collection effort. And the price is right!

WhereIsMyTransport has also launched a new blog around technology, transportation, and urban innovation in emerging regions, Interchange.

Link to platform: developer.whereismytransport.com
Link to Interchange: www.whereismytransport.com/blog
Link to WhereIsMyTransport: www.whereismytransport.com

Oct 10-14 ITS World Congress in Melbourne, Australia

(from ITSWC) See how Australia is enhancing liveable cities and communities through intelligent transport systems.

“ITS—Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities” is the theme for the Congress, bringing Melbourne’s reputation as the world’s most liveable city into the spotlight as they explore the benefits that ITS delivers to critical elements of our daily life.

Register as an exhibitor for the 2016 ITS World Congress industry exhibition and join more than 300 exhibitors in over 15,000sqm of exhibition space at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Exhibiting at the world congress provides your company with a truly valuable and unmatched experience that connects you to potential buyers, partners, investors and developers that are rooted in the ITS.

READ MORE…

Oct 17-19 The National Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago, USA

(from SUMC) SMART is proud to be on the organizing committee of this great annual conference.Check out the latest developments in carsharing, bikesharing, ridesourcing, microtransit and more.

The summit offers a unique, once-a-year opportunity to:

  • Stay on the cutting edge of shared mobility with updates on the latest research findings, policy innovations and on-the-ground mobility experiments taking place across the globe
  • Network with the newest companies, the boldest cities and the nation’s leading mobility experts and change-makers
  • Collaborate with other transportation and policy leaders to tackle the tough issues and identify new opportunities through interactive workshops
  • Learn, play, innovate and help make our cities work for everyone!

READ MORE…

Oct 19-21 LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE) in Singapore

(from SITCE) Themed “Innovating Transport for Liveable Cities,” SITCE 2016 will focus on innovative solutions for urban transport systems. Bringing together authorities, policy-makers, urban planners, transport operators as well as solution providers, the event will set the stage for a meaningful discussion of innovative solutions for issues and challenges faced by all in the business of urban transport.

It includes a trade exhibition, a congress, technical visits and various networking opportunities, and promises a week of in-depth dialogues and forums, exchange of ideas as well as opportunities to expand your business networks. Read more…

Oct 25-27 Meeting of the Minds 2016 in Richmond, CA, USA

(from MOTM) Now in its 10th year, the Meeting of the Minds annual summit brings together 400+ opinion-shapers, policy-makers, leading thinkers and innovators from 25+ countries for two and half days of intensive exchange in thought leadership and cross-sector alliance building. Gathered together, you will have unique opportunities to think critically, ask questions, share tools, identify new best practices, and build lasting partnerships — which make smarter and more sustainable cities possible.

The focus of Meeting of the Minds is the ‘innovator,’ whether you sit inside a large firm, an influential organization, or a start-up. Our 400+ participants are scaling up practical urban solutions, shaping new policies, deploying new technologies, embedding new innovations into mainstream institutions, and blazing new trails where partnerships can flourish. Read more…

NEWS & RESOURCES

(Stanford Ignite) Stanford Ignite Program – Bangalore

(CDIA, Aug 12) KfW to Invest 85 Million Euros in CDIA-Supported Water Transport Project in Kochi City, India

(Skoll, Aug 25) Advancing Women Social Entrepreneurs: Strengths and Challenges

(Railway Gazette, Aug 25) Regional link inaugurated

(SOSV, Aug 31) Chinaccelerator Hits Cohort 10

(BBC, Aug 31) Google to expand ride-sharing service in San Francisco

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Congratulations to Komal Anand-Doshi and her husband Aalap on their new baby girl, Adaa!

Our team here at SMART is small but growing! Our latest addition, Adaa, was born to SMART’s dynamite research associate and Mobi lead Komal Anand-Doshi on May 8, 2016. On behalf of the entire Mobi community, we continue to wish a hearty congratulations to Komal and her husband Aalap on their beautiful new family member! And we are so glad Komal is now back in full force so if inspired you can offer congratulations directly at kanand@umich.edu.

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SMART’s MobiPrize award ceremony on Oct 17, 2016 at the HABITAT III International conference in Quito, Ecuador.

Join us at the HABITAT III International Conference to honor the winners of MobiPrize. 

We are delighted that this year the Mobi Prize award ceremony (and lively panel) will take place at the HABITAT III International conference in Quito, Ecuador (Oct 17-20).in conjunction with an exciting line-up of ICLEI EcoMobility Program activities (Oct 16-19)

Honoring entrepreneurial ventures as well as city, state, and national governments supporting New Mobility enterprise, the MobiPrize offers a global platform for showcasing the kind of disruptive mobility innovation that is driving investment throughout the global marketplace. For more information go to http://mobi-platform.com/mobiprize/

MobiPrize 2015 Winners:

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SMART e-News. October 2012.

CONTENTS

IMPORTANT SMART CONTENT DATES & EVENTS

October 2: MOVE Toronto Innovation Talks

October 9-11: Meeting of the Minds In San Francisco

October 18-19: Municipal Art Society (MAS) Summit for NYC

November 7-8: Innomobility 2012 in Greenville

November 11-13: Savannah Int’l Clean Energy Conference

November 18-22: ICLEI Session Changwon Korea

SMART NEWS

SMART Work-Study Positions Still Available

Welcome to PISET-supported Post Doc George Lu!

SMART Welcomes John Austin as new SMART Research Associate Focused on Michigan New Mobility Industry

Welcome to New SMART Steering Group Members Kristin Schondorf and Steve Underwood

SMART Signs MOU with Berkeley TSRC

SMART Connects with Ross Business School

FAJ Students Complete Brazil Phase 1 Success Stories Research

SMART contribution to India Competitiveness Report

SMART AT LARGE

SMART in Bangkok for Meeting on Inclusive Mobility

New Mobility Mapping & Implementation Session in Greenville

Techonomy Detroit

EPA Sponsored Green Global Transport Summit Hosted Fred Friendly Seminar

SMART in Sao Paulo

Also, don’t forget SMART’s Calendar and Event Listings on the SMART Blog: http://www.um-smart.org/blog/calendar/. Just click on the event to get details on a wide variety of local and international events that come SMART’s way.

IMPORTANT JOB AND ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Don’t forget SMART’s Opportunities Listings: http://www.um-smart.org/blog/category/opps/. It posts local and international funding and job opportunities, as well as academic posts, prizes, and competitions that we hear about. Check the whole list, or search by category. Just scroll down.

ABOUT SMART

Welcome to October 2012’s SMART e-News!

Dear friends of SMART,

As a break from your busy fall schedule, have a read on what SMART has been up to and what’s coming up over the fall! And let us know if you’d like to get involved.

Warmly,

Sue

IMPORTANT SMART CONTENT DATES AND EVENTS

MOVE Toronto Innovation Talks
September 11 – October 9, Toronto, ON

MOVE: The Transportation Expo is a multi-sensory tour of the past, present and future of transportation; an exploration of the innovative ideas and technologies needed to build and connect our communities in efficient and sustainable ways.

At an average of 80 minutes per day, Toronto has one of the worst commute times in the world. And it’s getting worse. Currently home to over six million people, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is expected to grow to almost 9 million people by 2031—that means 3 million more people vying for space on already clogged highways and packed transit vehicles.

Set amid the spectacular heritage Kilns building of Evergreen Brick Works, the MOVE Expo is exploring solutions to the key transportation issues facing us today, in Toronto and in cities around the world.

SMART will participate in the MOVE Innovation Talks Environment panel on October 2nd.

Meeting of the Minds In San Francisco
October 9-11, San Francisco, CA

Once again, Meeting of the Minds will illuminate specific solutions and smart strategies that are making it possible to accelerate the emergence of sustainable cities around the globe — and create a smarter and more connected future for all. It will feature the innovators who are solving critical problems, especially those from organizations and companies that are making smart investment choices. The conference will identify breakthrough policies and practices that are already enabling our institutions and systems to become smarter and more resilient. SMART will take part in the panel called “Where is the Urban Mobility Revolution Headed?”

Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City
October 18-19, New York, NY

On October 18 and 19 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, innovative city shapers and thought leaders will gather as the Municipal Art Society presents the third annual MAS Summit for New York City. This forum of ideas surrounding planning, design and infrastructure; preservation and sustainability; arts and cultural development, and community engagement will feature more than 75 speakers over the two days and highlight trailblazing initiatives in New York and other cities across the globe. SMART will participate in the mobility panel.

Innomobility
November 7-8, Greenville, SC

Once again, the InnoMobility 2012 Conference will bring together a global, open innovation community of diverse thought leaders exploring how evolving demographics and advancing technology lead to new high-growth mobility markets.

Like SMART and in parallel, InnoMobility creates an innovative ecosystem that connects industry, academia, entrepreneurs, and investors who are interested in exploring partnerships to develop emerging business opportunities from the global transformation of mobility.

The Conference will showcase more than 30 business opportunities that are shaping the future of mobility over the course of two days. These emerging opportunities will be presented by leaders in major corporations, middle market companies, entrepreneurial businesses, and academic centers. Focus areas are innovative design and manufacturing, connectivity and mobile services, sustainable systems and clean tech, and electric vehicles and infrastructure. Last year, over 400 mobility thought leaders attended the event and we anticipate over 600 are anticipated this year.

SMART’s David Berdish, Manager of Sustainable Business Development at Ford Motor Company, will be giving a keynote speech and Sue Zielinski will take part in the mobility panel.

Savannah International Clean Energy Conference
November 11-13, Savannah Georgia

The SICEC brings together top influencers and leaders to discuss and debate the most pressing issues and provide timely information on a variety of sectors and best practices. From clean energy to cleantech and global security to sustainable cities, and more, the SICEC is two plus days of dynamic interaction among the world’s top investors, innovators, corporations, and government agencies. The conference will end in the Global Cleantech Cluster Association Later Stage Awards Gala and Dinner, where companies in 10 categories from across the globe have competed to be named the Best of Cleantech. SMART will take part in a panel.

ICLEI Session Changwon Korea
November 18-22, Changwon, Korea

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’ EcoMobility workshop will create a discussion among key decision makers, to address urban transport  problems facing their cities, to share expertise among Alliance cities, and to find  solutions that could be adopted by the City of Changwon. SMART’s Susan Zielinski will lead a system mapping and implementation workshop for global mayors at this event.

SMART NEWS

Announcing SMART Work-Study Position Postings.

SMART work study opportunities can be found at https://www.studentemployment.umich.edu/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=24716&s=1. If you are interested in working with SMART in the fall and/or spring semesters, please submit an application as soon as possible.

SMART Welcomes Energy Institute PISET-sponsored Post Doc George Lu!

Welcome to George Lu who joined SMART in August, thanks to generous support from the PISET program of the University of Michigan’s Energy Institute. The PISET program seeds new interdisciplinary research programs in sustainable energy science, technology, and policy with funding for a University of Michigan Sustainable Energy Research Fellowship. Dr. Lu will be working on consumer uptake / decision-model work with Drs. Richard Gonzalez and David Chock. The primary focus is to model travelers’ choice behaviors across transportation modes through interdisciplinary research involving transportation science, social science, statistics, and management science. One objective is to establish a real-time information and forecast system which not only enhances physical connectivity among transportation modes and services but also supports multimodal travelers in making highly-informed decisions.

Dr. Lu earned his Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering at the University of Florida, and then his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where after graduation he worked as a Research Associate in the Traffic Operations & Safety (TOPS) Lab. Starting from mid-2010, he worked as a Researcher at the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center, a National University Transportation Center (2006-2012) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. As a key research staff, Dr. Lu has led the spatial analysis modeling to assess how land use and built environment factors can be utilized to dynamically estimate regional travel demands of sustainable modes. His research activities also included transportation energy use/tailpipe emissions modeling and pedestrian dynamics utilizing social force model simulation. Dr. Lu has published a series of lead-author peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers some of which creatively addressed safety, mobility, and accessibility related issues regarding urban travelers on sustainable transportation modes. He was the lead recipient of the 2010 Best Paper Award granted by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Task Force on Roundabouts Committee and one of the Patricia Waller Award nominees whose papers represent the best 1% of safety-related papers submitted to the TRB annual meeting of the year. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Safety Research published jointly by Elsevier and the National Safety Council of the United States. He also serves as a technical reviewer for the International Journal of Advanced Transportation and the Journal of Transportation Engineering ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). He is an associate member of the ASCE and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

(A more detailed bio will be available online.)

SMART Welcomes John Austin as new SMART Research Associate Focused on Michigan New Mobility Industry

John Austin directs the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas Foundation, a center for ideas and network-building to advance Michigan’s economic transformation. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution, and a Michigan statewide elected official, re-elected in 2008 to his second-term and elected by his peers President of the Michigan State Board of Education. In recent years, Austin created and directed the Great Lakes Economic Initiative for the Brookings Institution where he authored key Brookings reports that directly shaped the region’s economic development agenda: “The Vital Center: A Federal-State Compact to Renew the Great Lakes Region;” “The Vital Connection: Reclaiming Great Lakes Economic Leadership in the Bi-National Great Lakes Region;” and “Healthy Waters, Strong Economy” (see www.brookings.edu/projects/great-lakes.aspx) led to federal support for Great Lakes clean-up and restoration, and regional understanding and actions to build on our Great Lakes and water resources as an economic asset, the “Blue Economy”, a term Austin coined.

Mr. Austin also served as Policy Director for Michigan’s Governor-appointed Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth, and was principal author of the Commission’s influential report. He was the founding Director of the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan—a $100 million effort by the region’s philanthropies to aid in the area’s economic transformation, and initiated the Global Detroit program to welcome immigrants as a source of economic strength and renewal. Austin received his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelors from Swarthmore College in Economics & Political Science, with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Austin has been married 25 years to his wife Terese. They and their three children reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Welcome to New SMART Steering Group Members Kristin Schondorf and Steve Underwood

Kristin Schondorf, Ford Motor Company, and Research and Advanced Engineering Global Project Manager, Future of Mobility

Kristin Schondorf is the dedicated global lead to define Ford’s overall vision on the future of mobility: determining how to address key macro societal and environmental issues such as ‘global gridlock’ and outlining the fundamental near/mid and long-term technologies required to deliver the plan. She is also responsible for identifying and defining the business model and supporting ecosystem as well as the development of key enabling technologies. Key organizations that are involved include Ford’s Sustainability Environment and Safety Engineering, Corporate Strategy, IT, Marketing and Product Development.

Kristin holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has 20 years of experience at Ford Motor Company. She spent the first 12 years of her career working in Engine and Powertrain, during which time 2.5 years was spent working in Cologne, Germany. As Ford’s Director of the MIT Alliance, she managed a $3M annual research budget. The past 7 years were spent in various roles in Planning and Strategy, with the last 4 years in the area of technology development including alternative fuels, emissions/aftertreatment and the in-vehicle air quality initiative with TUV. During her time in the cross-vehicle feature group, 15 customer features were launched on vehicle programs, including SYNC, Park Assist and Easy Fuel.

(A more detailed biography will be available online).

Dr. Steve Underwood, Director, Connected Vehicle Proving Center
College of Engineering and Computer Science, UM – Dearborn

Dr. Underwood is Director of the Connected Vehicle Proving Center (CVPC) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science with responsibility for managing research on connected and automated vehicle systems.

He has been working in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), with a focus on mobile communication systems tests and evaluation, for over 25 years. Lately Dr. Underwood’s research has focused on design and assessment of self-driving road vehicles for the Department of Defense. He is conducting industry studies for defining the roadmap for the future of connected and self-driving vehicles including a series of expert forecasts and an integrative assessment of disruptive vehicle technology to advance livability and sustainability. One of his core responsibilities at this time is to assist TARDEC in developing locations at military bases for pilot testing their semi-autonomous vehicles.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan – Dearborn, Dr. Underwood was Director of the Transportation and Information Systems Planning (TISP) group at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) where he led the evaluation of three national field tests of advanced transportation systems: the FAST-TRAC integrated route guidance adaptive traffic control system, the DIRECT motorist information system, and the SMART transit scheduling and dispatch system. Underwood also organized the winning Intelligent Vehicle-Highway System (IVHS) National Architecture team, which implemented the ITS national architecture for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Underwood holds a Ph.D. in Technological and Environmental Planning: Sociotechnological Systems Planning and a Masters of Urban Planning along with a Baccalaureate in Urban Economics, all from the University of Michigan. He taught courses on game theory, conflict resolution, transportation planning, traffic modeling, urban economics, and gaming and simulation.

(A more detailed bio will be available online.)

SMART Teams Up With Berkeley TSRC

SMART and TSRC (Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center) just recently signed an MOU to collaborate on research, tech transfer, outreach, student support, and workshops and conferences. Watch SMART e-News for updates.

SMART Connects with Ross Business School

SMART was happy to welcome Mohammad Poorsartep to the SMART team for two months to manage a short-term project to catalyze collaboration between SMART and the Ross Business School, with the support of the Alcoa Foundation. Poorsartep arranged and documented over 22 different exploratory sessions focused on New Mobility-related opportunities for research, education and tech transfer collaboration with the Ross School. The next step is a joint strategy meeting among many of the session participants. Poorsartep is now back in Dearborn at the Connected Vehicle Proving center doing groundbreaking work with Steve Underwood on automated vehicles and much more but keeping in touch.

FAJ Students Complete Brazil Phase 1 Success Stories Research

PROJETO MASSUR – Mobilidad e Accessibilidade Sustenaveis em Saude Urbana: Pesquisa e Transformacao em Transporte. FAJ (Faculdade Jaguariuna). Lead researchers and students from Jaguariuna-based FAJ University recently established a New Mobility research effort in collaboration with SMART. As part of the research, FAJ students Patrick Pereira, Alessangela Soriani, Anelise Torres, and Daniela dos Santos recently completed phase one of a research project focused on Sustainable Transportation Success Stories in Brazil under the wise guidance of Professor Ana Maria Sperandio and colleagues. Following intensive research and a trip to Rio + 20, one Key Deliverable was a Brazilian Sustainable Transportation Success Stories Power Point.

SMART contribution to India City Competitiveness Report

The India City Competitiveness Report, compiled annually by the Institute for Competitiveness, ranks the 50 most competitive cities in India. Competitiveness is determined using the Diamond Model of Economic Competitiveness developed by Michael E. Porter of Harvard. This model analyzes factor conditions, demand conditions, context for strategy and rivalry, and supporting and related industries. The 2012 India City Competitiveness Report includes a contribution from SMART regarding multimodal transportation infrastructures in India’s cities as well as New Mobility industry cluster opportunities that support regional competitiveness.

SMART AT LARGE

SMART in Bangkok for Meeting on Inclusive Mobility
September 17-18, Bangkok Thailand

Sue Zielinski recently spent two days meeting with fellow grantees of the Rockefeller Foundation project “Catalyzing the New Mobility in cities.” Grantees from India, Thailand, the Philippines, Kenya, and the US focused on opportunities related to integrated multimodal New Mobility business models and inclusive mobility solutions that serve the urban poor.

Techonomy Detroit
September 12, Detroit, MI

Techonomy Detroit, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, is a one-day multidisciplinary gathering of national and local leaders about reigniting U.S. competitiveness and economic growth, creating jobs, and revitalizing cities in a technologized age. It brings together executives and thought leaders from technology, business, manufacturing, government and design. TE Detroit aims to help sharpen the dialogue about progress, technology, and the economy during a national political campaign in which jobs are on the top of the agenda. SMART participated in a panel on the Evolution of Mobility.

Mapping and Implementation Session in Greenville
September 13, Greenville, SC

SMART recently led a Pre-Implementation Mapping Event in Greenville and Spartanburg in collaboration with representatives from local, state, and federal governments, international corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, colleges and universities, community champions, entrepreneurs, and innovators (with Alissa Ritzo and Tiffany Wedmore at the helm and Innomobility’s John Warner, Jessica Moss and Butler Mullins present as supporting partners). The aim was to identify next steps for multimodal IT enhanced mobility in the region. Toronto Metrolinx Innovation Director closed the session with a talk on, well, innovation!

EPA Sponsored Green Global Transport Summit Hosted Fred Friendly Seminar
September 10-12, Baltimore, MD

Hosted in the United States for the first time, the fifth summit of the International Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Conference offered a unique opportunity to showcase progress and innovation in transportation. It brought together industry leaders and representatives from around the world to share the latest innovations and experience on how to shape the market for clean and fuel efficient vehicles. Associated with the United Nations, the results of the conference will be used to continue an international dialogue on harmonization of global standards for and promotion of advanced vehicle technologies. SMART’s Susan Zielinski participated in the unique “Fred Friendly Seminar” Panel focused on the wider transportation context for electric vehicles.

SMART in Sao Paulo

Back in August, SMART was invited to collaborate with Brazilian Congressman Jose Filippi and Padre Ticau of Ermelino Matarazzo to focus on transportation improvements and connectivity in this low-income area of Metro Sao Paulo. The working team included Harvard Loeb Fellows Barbara Knecht and Ken Kruckemeyer of Strategies for Cities, Gil Kelley, former Director of Planning for Portland Oregon, and Sue Zielinski of SMART. Sue introduced and led an integrated multimodal mapping session beginning with an introduction session attended by 300 residents, and followed by a focused half-day mapping session attended by over 60 residents and community leaders. Watch SMART e-News for updates on evolving outcomes in Ermelino-Matarazzo and beyond.

ABOUT SMART

SMART, Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation, is a project of UMTRI, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Its steering group represents a breadth and diversity of departments, institutes, and initiatives related to sustainable transportation at the University of Michigan.

SMART catalyzes and undertakes research, demonstration projects (living labs), education, and global learning exchange on a range of issues related to the sustainable future of transportation.

SMART Blog: um-smart.org/blog

SMART ExChange–SMART’s networking site–is at smartumich.ning.com.

SMART is on Twitter.

SMART is on Google+.

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SMART e-News. May 2012.

CONTENTS

SMART NEWS

Announcing Mobi Prize Winners!

Thanks to Mobi Judges and Mentors

Thanks again to Mobi Partners

SMART in Lansing

SMART in the News

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS:

May 22: 12:30 – 2 pm: Springtime Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Talk at Tom Gladwin’s Barn.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: Philippe Crist, Administrator and Senior Researcher, International Transport Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (And esteemed MobiPrize Judge!).

TOPIC: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES: Policies and Interventions to Advance New Mobility Innovation with Examples from Around the World.

SETTING: The Pastoral surroundings of Tom Gladwin’s barn, with friends and colleagues interested in the future of transportation and cities. What better way to spend a springtime lunch hour?

BY INVITATION. To request an invitation and for directions to the barn, contact Bonnie Pond at bmckie@umich.edu.

Also, don’t forget SMART’s Calendar and Event Listings on the SMART Blog: http://www.um-smart.org/blog/calendar/. Just click on the event to get details on a wide variety of local and international events that come SMART’s way.

IMPORTANT JOB AND ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES:

Don’t forget SMART’s Opportunities Listings: http://www.um-smart.org/blog/category/opps/. It posts local and international funding and job opportunities, as well as academic posts, prizes, and competitions that we hear about. Check the whole list, or search by category. Just scroll down.

ABOUT SMART

Welcome to May 2012’s SMART e-News!

Dear friends of SMART,

Though we’ve been a bit preoccupied with all the excitement of the SMART Mobi Prize of late a few other things have been going on since we last checked in. Including SMART presence at the VERGE conference on green business in March in Washington DC, and at the OECD / International Transport Forum Summit on Seamless Transport in Leipzig. SMART also made it into the press a couple of times.

SMART NEWS

ANNOUNCING THE MOBI PRIZE WINNERS!

Drum roll please… The three grand prize winners of the 2012 SMART Mobility Enterprize (“Mobi” Prize) are:

Zambikes (Judges Choice)

Hangzhou Omnipay Co. Ltd. (Judges Choice)

Carolnetas Caronas Intelligentes (People’s Choice)

These three innovative and replicable enterprises joined over 80 others to compete for three top Mobi Prizes, ($5000 U.S.D., a trip to present at Rio + 20, and top notch mentorship). See the Enterprize Register for links to the original candidates.

The field was then narrowed to the top 15.

The esteemed panel of judges then had the hard work of selecting the their top two. And YOU had the hard work of selecting the People’s Choice award.

We are so pleased that the three winners address the multiple goals of the Mobi award:

  • advancing sustainable transportation systems (New Mobility) world wide
  • identifying and promoting innovation and replicable new business models related to New Mobility
  • serving the urban poor
  • encouraging young entrepreneurship
  • advancing the emerging global New Mobility industry

And we’re so pleased with the results that we’re doing our best to see if we can continue the prize in future years. If you or your company or agency are interested in helping this happen, please contact Sue Zielinski at susanz@umich.edu.

For much more information and background on Mobi Prize 2012, visit the Mobi Prize site at www.mobiprize.com

THANKS TO MOBI JUDGES AND MENTORS

Our honored and dedicated “Final Judges” panel was represented across the globe and across disciplines and sectors that are relevant to transportation, livable and sustainable communities, business, and social enterprise.

Members of the equally diverse Group of Top Notch Mentors have generously committed focused time with the three prize winners to advise on their particular challenges and opportunities – another great motivation to apply for and win the prize.

Heartfelt thanks go to all Mobi Judges and Mentors, including:

David Berdish, Manager of Social Sustainability at Ford Motor Company and noted “intrapreneur.”

Jeb Brugmann: Leading practitioner and thinker on strategy and the process of innovation; author of “Welcome to the Urban Revolution,” and founding Secretary General of ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.

Sonia F. Cadornigara: Board Member of Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI), Regional Coordinator for the Visayas of the Homeless Peoples Federation Phillippines Inc., Project Manager for Iloilo City (CLIFF) Community Led Infrastructure Finance Facility.

Robin Chase: Voted one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People; Founder and former CEO of Zipcar, (the largest car sharing company in the world), GoLoco, and now BuzzCar.

Maiyue Cheng, Lead, Urban Innovation Initiatives in China for Cisco Systems.

Philippe Crist: Administrator and senior researcher, International Transport Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Celine D’Cruz: Coordinator of Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI), World Fellow at Yale University, SDI representative to the World Bank based Cities Alliance, and founding member of SPARC.

Martin Kelly: IBM Venture group and “Entrepreneurs Camp” lead.

Ashwin Mahesh: – Founder and CEO of Mapunity; Editor of India Together; Ashoka Fellow; Senior Fellow in Transportation @ Indian Institute of Science; Member of Bangalore’s planning task force (ABIDe).

YOU! : For the People’s Choice Award!

THANKS AGAIN TO MOBI PARTNERS

SMART is extremely grateful to the Rockefeller Foundation for making the creation of the Mobi Prize possible. We also want to thank Ford Motor Company, the Alcoa Foundation, and the IBM SmartCamp for their support.

Through the course of the MobiPrize we’ve also been especially appreciative of our “Promoting Partners” who have kindly spread the word to sustainable mobility enterprises through their lists or newsletters, and have been the key to our “crowdsourcing” efforts to find innovative sustainable transportation enterprises. Our promoting partners include:

Arup

Ateneo School of Government Philippines

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

Chennai City Connect

Christensen Global Strategies

Cisco Institute

Cities for Mobility

Detroit City Council

EcoMobility Alliance

EcoPlan

EMBARQ India

GLEQ (Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest) Michigan’s Startup Central

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Ilona Posner, User Experience & Usability Consultant

InnoMobility

Institute for Competitiveness, India

Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, (ITDP)

International Transport Forum (ITF)

New Cities Foundation

New York Regional Plan Association

Organization of Black Designers, (OBD)

Parking Carma

Praja

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA): SFpark

Shepherd Systems

Sustainable Transportation Standing Committee

Taubman School of Architecture & Urban Planning (TCAUP)

Trans4m (Michigan)

Transforming Transportation Research Corridor Consortium (TTRCC)

UM Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

WheelChange

SMART in Lansing

Back on April 9, SMART collaborated with Lynne Martinez and a diverse and vital working group to map Lansing’s New Mobility (multi-modal) Grid and identify specific short and long term enhancements and interventions. This session was made possible by the Alcoa Foundation through SMART’s “New Mobility Solutions” project. SMART is working with selected transportation leaders and communities across Michigan to map and enhance the existing multi-modal transportation grid, with a focus on connectivity, enabling policies and technologies, enabling business models, and marketing. The project continues through next year, so if you are keen to map your community’s or project’s New Mobility Grid with the purpose of generating pilots or on the ground interventions, contact Sue Zielinski at susanz@umich.edu.

SMART In the News

Its been a good month for SMART in the media. See “Ticket To Ride” in the April 9 issue of TIME Magazine, in which Roya Wolverson profiles an innovative information system that makes it easier to take a bus in India. See also “Why Ford & Ashok Leyland are Thinking Beyond Vehicles,” an Economic Times of India article by Naren Karunakaran. Also check out a great video on Detroit transportation infrastructure by Translogic featuring Taubman College’s Larissa Larsen and promoting SMART and Trans4m.

ABOUT SMART

SMART, Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation, is a project of UMTRI, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Its steering group represents a breadth and diversity of departments, institutes, and initiatives related to sustainable transportation at the University of Michigan.

SMART catalyzes and undertakes research, demonstration projects (living labs), education, and global learning exchange on a range of issues related to the sustainable future of transportation.

SMART Blog: um-smart.org/blog

SMART ExChange–SMART’s networking site–is at smartumich.ning.com.

SMART is on Twitter.

SMART is on Google+.

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SMART e-News. March 2012.

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SMART NEWS

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS:

Don’t forget SMART’s Calendar and Event Listings on the SMART Blog: http://www.um-smart.org/blog/calendar/. Just click on the event to get details on a wide variety of local and international events that come SMART’s way.

IMPORTANT JOB AND ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES:

Don’t forget SMART’s Opportunities Listings: http://www.um-smart.org/blog/category/opps/.

It posts local and international funding and job opportunities, as well as academic posts, prizes, and competitions that we hear about. Check the whole list, or search by category. Just scroll down.

ABOUT SMART

Welcome to March 2012’s SMART e-News!

Dear friends of SMART,

There’s never a dull moment! After some intensive and inspiring work in Asia, among other things SMART now looks ahead to presenting the Mobi Prize in Rio in June and moving ahead with our global report on new business models and markets. Closer to home we’ll be going forward with work linked to the New Region V University Transportation Center, our new Ross Business School collaboration, and multi-mobility mapping with Connect + Prosper in Michigan. See below and get in touch if you’d like more detail or if you’d like to get involved.

SMART NEWS

DON’T MISS THE APRIL 1 DEADLINE FOR “MOBI” PRIZE HONORING NEW MOBILITY ENTREPRENEURS WORLDWIDE!

The “Mobi” (short for SMART Mobility EnterPrize) is an award celebrating entrepreneurial ventures in sustainable transportation, made possible by the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation. See www.mobiprize.com.

If you are an entrepreneur with a venture that advances New Mobility, you can apply for the prize.

There are 3 Grand Prizes that include:

  • $5000 USD
a trip to Rio + 20 in June to receive the prize
  • dedicated time with top notch entrepreneurial mentors

Special recognition will be given for New Mobility ventures that:

  • seamlessly connect with or enhance the wider (sustainable) transportation system
  • serve the urban poor
  • encourage young entrepreneurs

Though SMART has been working to promote the prize in India, South Africa, Brazil, and the Philippines, the Mobi is open to all New Mobility enterprises worldwide as long as they are legal and already up and running.

Even if you don’t win one of the three grand prizes, you are still a winner because you will be listed in the SMART EnterPrize Register of New Mobility Ventures. This listing will profile your enterprise and connect you with customers, VC’s, investors, other entrepreneurs, and collaborators locally and globally.

As context, the Mobi Prize is one component of a year-long Rockefeller Foundation-supported project of SMART called “Catalyzing the New Mobility in Cities.” The aim of this project is to identify existing and emerging New Mobility business models and innovative transportation approaches including those that benefit the urban poor; to identify and convene the social entrepreneurs advancing these new models along with key stakeholders; and to explore possible paths for scaling up those models.

In addition to the prize, SMART is connecting with representatives from the private sector, social enterprise, government, civil society, and academe to produce a report focused on the current state of the New Mobility industry worldwide, emerging new business models, and recommendations for related policy, research, and tech transfer that benefits the urban poor and at the same time addresses wider emerging trends and opportunities related to New Mobility globally. If you are interested in learning more about the report or contributing to it, please contact Sue Zielinski at susanz@umich.edu.

MANY THANKS TO “PROMOTING PARTNERS”

Members and friends of the SMART community are so very excited about the unique opportunity of the “Catalyzing New Mobility” project to discover and celebrate innovators and trailblazers from all corners of the world and all walks of life. We’re especially excited to learn about some of the common challenges posed for entrepreneurs who are at times working against all odds to invent and roll out solutions aimed at improving quality of life, environment and economy from the neighborhood to the global scale. We see both the prize and the listing as ways to “unearth” or “crowd source” the widest range of unique and promising ventures that in the aggregate can inform policy, research, and practice worldwide and perhaps help to remove barriers to innovation in this growing area of sustainable transportation / New Mobility.

For this reason we’re especially appreciative of our “Promoting Partners” who have kindly spread the word through their lists or newsletters. They include:

Arup

Ateneo School of Government Philippines

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

Chennai City Connect

Cisco Institute

Cities for Mobility

EcoMobility Alliance

EMBARQ India

GLEQ (Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest) Michigan’s Startup Central

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Ilona Posner, User Experience & Usability Consultant

InnoMobility

Institute for Competitiveness, India

International Transport Forum (ITF)

New Cities Foundation

New York Regional Plan Association

Parking Carma

Praja

Shepherd Systems

Taubman School of Architecture & Urban Design (TCAUP)

Trans4m (Michigan)

Transforming Transportation Research Corridor Consortium (TTRCC)

UM Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

WheelChange

If you are interested in becoming a “Promoting Partner” email us at Info@mobiprize.com with “Promoting Partner” in the subject line.

SMART A PARTNER IN SUCCESSFUL $3.5 M REGION V UTC GRANT

SMART is a key partner in the Region V University Transportation Center (NEXTRANS) which has been selected to receive $3.5 million in new grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for continued research, education and technology transfer.  Following a competitive selection process, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the selection of twenty-two university transportation centers to receive a total of $77 million to address critical transportation challenges.

The NEXTRANS Center was established in 2007 based on a competitive award from USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) to conduct a multidisciplinary program of transportation research, education and technology transfer.  NEXTRANS, a regional university transportation center representing federal region 5, is a multi-university consortium of universities from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  The Center also has many partners from the public and private sectors that provide a combination of financial, technical, logistical, and strategic collaborations.

The vision of the NEXTRANS Center is to seek integrated and sustainable solutions to transportation-related problems that further leverage technology when appropriate.  In addition to seeking holistic transportation solutions, it will explore the linkage of transportation to energy security, environmental sustainability and climate change.  In addition, the role of transportation in fostering economic revitalization and global economic competitiveness will be examined.  The Center will foster the principles of integration and sustainability in developing solutions that range from concepts to deployment in the context of policy, planning, design, implementation, operations, maintenance, and management for transportation-related needs.

In addition, several activities related to transportation workforce development will be continued and expanded including education programs for P-12, undergraduate and graduate students, and current professionals.

NEXTRANS is administered by Purdue University’s Discovery Park and is located in the Purdue Research Park.  Srinivas Peeta, professor of civil engineering at Purdue, is the director of the NEXTRANS Center. Jonathan Levine of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is the U-M Principal Investigator representing TCAUP and SMART.

ALCOA FOUNDATION SUPPORTS NEW MOBILITY COLLABORATION WITH ROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL

MBA students and Faculty at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business interested in helping to transform Detroit will benefit from two Alcoa Foundation grants totaling $65,000.

A $15,000 grant to U-M’s Revitalization and Business Initiative, which promotes Detroit’s assets and engages students with important issues shaping the city’s future, will support consulting projects matching about 40 Ross MBA students each year with up to eight Detroit businesses and nonprofit organizations. The grant also will help fund the R&B Initiative’s 2013 conference, which showcases business opportunities and initiatives with Detroit’s business leaders, decision makers, entrepreneurs and innovators.

The Alcoa Foundation also will provide a $50,000 grant to expand SMART’s New Mobility Solutions Project to encourage Ross School MBA students and faculty to identify and develop new business models, case studies and related research geared at accelerating development and tech transfer of new mobility solutions in Detroit, as well as in Beijing.

SMART TO LEAD NEW MOBILITY ROUND TABLE AT ASIAN COMPETITIVENESS FORUM IN DELHI IN APRIL

SMART partner Amit Kapoor of the India Institute for Competitiveness is a key mover of the Asia Competitiveness Forum to take place in Delhi on April 26 and 27, 2012 (http://competitiveness.in/acf2012). The Forum’s theme this year is “Competitiveness: Economic Development, Prosperity, and Creating Shared Value.” The forum will feature a special round table led by SMART and focused on New Business Models and Markets related to the growing global New Mobility Industry Cluster, with some emphasis on Asia. Connect + Prosper lead Robert Polk will also participate and present at the forum.

SMART ENGAGES INDIAN TRANSIT LEADERS IN MULTI-MODAL MAPPING AT EMBARQ SESSION IN BANGALORE

In mid-February SMART was invited to lead a multi-modal mapping session for 40 transit system leaders from cities across India, as part of WRI EMBARQ India’s learning workshop on transit station design. It was a good opportunity for transit system leaders to explore the advantages of planning across all modes, especially those that feed their systems. It was also a productive and enjoyable learning collaboration with EMBARQ.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT COCHIN LIVING LAB

What started as a coconut grove on 40 acres of agriculture ministry land in Cochin has in less than two years become a multi-modal hub that connects buses, scooters, cars and soon to be boats and the metro. A synergistic combination of the New Mobility grid or hub network concept with the work of a progressive research institute (Center for Public Policy Research, SMART’s Living Lab partner in Cochin) and (last but definitely not least) enlightened leadership has resulted in a transformative and integrative direction for Cochin’s transportation system with the Vytilla New Mobility hub as a first concrete step. For more information contact D. Dhanuraj at dhanu@cppr.in.

SMART IN CHINA THANKS TO ALCOA FOUNDATION

David Chock and Sue Zielinski got together last week with Shanghai-based SMART partner David Hung of SJTU Joint Institute for a foundational trip to Beijing to launch the China-based component of the “SMART New Mobility Solutions” project, supported by the Alcoa Foundation. The trip was more successful than anticipated, thanks to the active support of Cisco Systems (Maiyue Cheng, Nicole Ni), AECOM (ChenXi Bae), ICET and its Beijing Energy and Environment Network (Feng An and Robert Earley), Ford of China (Scott Chang), CAI Asia (Yan Peng), Alcoa (Vanessa Chang), Peking University (Penjun Zhao) and more. Zielinski also took the opportunity to meet with Dr. Tang Ya in Chengdu to explore New Mobility partnerships there, following last May’s Michigan Meeting on Sustainable Development led by Mark Banaszak Holl. She also connected in Hong Kong with Becky Loo of Hong Kong University. Next steps on this project include refining both piloting and research scopes and activities in preparation for a return trip in the fall.

ITF SUMMIT FOCUSES ON SEAMLESS TRANSPORTATION

Two years ago Sue Zielinski focused her opening panel presentation at the International Transport Forum (ITF) on Seamless Multi-Modal Mobility, one of the key themes of SMART. This year, the ITF has decided to focus their entire conference on this theme! The conference takes place in Leipzig Germany, May 2 – 4 and is highly recommended if you can make it to Leipzig in the spring. For more information go to: http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/2012/index.html.

REMEMBERING GAIL ACHTERMAN, CHERISHED PORTLAND-BASED TRANSPORTATION LEADER

The SMART community has lost a dear friend and a transformative and inspiring leader in transportation, land use, and ecology. Gail Achterman, a Portland lawyer, policy and legal expert on natural resources and transportation (former Oregon Commission of Transportation Chair), and lifelong Oregonian, died recently at age 62. She will be missed. Here are some exerts from a tribute to Gail:

“One thing Gail did better than anybody else was integrate land use, environmental and natural resources,” Kirkpatrick said. “She understood that land use and transportation and climate change and other natural resources law all needed to work together.”

Sen. Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, who rode bikes with Achterman, said Achterman was one of the first female law partners in her firm and the first to bring a “sustainability ethic” to the transportation commission.

“If one word comes to mind, that is ‘trailblazer,'” she said. “She was a visionary and she was an extraordinarily hard worker with a public service ethic you just don’t see very often.”

Lynn Peterson, transportation adviser to the governor, said Achterman was adept at balancing competing interests on transportation and creating positive working relationships during her work on the transportation commission. She had served on the commission since 2000 and chaired it since 2007.

Achterman’s 15-page résumé documents a long record of public service, university and research service, charitable activities, academic appointments, professional activities and awards, publications and reports, grants, public testimony and lectures and presentations.

She is survived by her husband, stepsons Daniel McGinnis and Ryan McGinnis; siblings Chris Achterman, Peg Achterman and Tom Achterman; and grandson Elliott McGinnis. The family suggests contributions to the Japanese Garden Society of Portland, Hoyt Arboretum Friends, the Deschutes River Conservancy, the Oregon State University Foundation for the Institute for Natural Resources or the Gail Achterman Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

And here is some video footage from a conversation Gail had with Chris Leinberger at the 2009 SMART Summit:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5VBftWr5o8

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rCuH5h-sAc

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQu0g2n8eOI&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE689655C2EE1CA8F

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk8cg2VdN7Y&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE689655C2EE1CA8F

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB2oURvYsLg&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE689655C2EE1CA8F

ABOUT SMART

SMART, Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation, is a project of UMTRI, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Its steering group represents a breadth and diversity of departments, institutes, and initiatives related to sustainable transportation at the University of Michigan.

SMART catalyzes and undertakes research, demonstration projects (living labs), education, and global learning exchange on a range of issues related to the sustainable future of transportation.

SMART Blog: um-smart.org/blog

SMART ExChange–SMART’s networking site–is at smartumich.ning.com.

SMART is on Twitter.

SMART is on Google+.

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